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 Compass New Music and Vent Nouveau
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 21 February 2018
Date Posted: 18 January 2018
Details: Compass New Music and Vent Nouveau are excited to announce a call for scores, due by 23:59pm EST, Wednesday, February 21st, 2017.


Three to five works will be chosen and performed on March 25th, 2018 in New York City at Scorca Hall in the National Opera Center, alongside works by four members of the NYWC (New York Women Composers). Composers will be provided with a professional recording of the performance of their piece.
This concert is funded in part by a Seed Grant from the NYWC.

ELIGIBILITY
Composers whose gender identities are not cisgender male (i.e. composers may identify as women, transgender, nonbinary, genderfluid, genderqueer, or any other non-cis-male gender identity). Composers may be of any age or nationality, emerging or established.

PARAMETERS
Length: Between 4-8 minutes long, approximately.
Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet
Subsets: Preference will be given to full instrumentation, but works for quartet-sextet will be considered as well. No works with 3 or fewer instruments will be considered.
Quantity: Submissions are limited to two per composer.
Electronics: No electronics.
Other: Pieces may have been performed previously.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Please remove your name from the score and from the filenames of the score and audio file. Note that merely masking your name with a black graphic square will not be sufficient (masked names still show up in thumbnail icons of the file); please actually delete your name from the original file.

Please email the following to compassnewmusic@gmail.com by 23:59 EST, Wednesday February 21st, 2018:

1) PDF score(s) of the piece(s) (maximum 2 pieces). Remember to remove your name.
2) MP3 sound files for each piece submitted (MIDI is fine). Remember to remove your name.
3) A separate PDF with filename LASTNAME.pdf (yep—this is the one file we do want your name on!) containing the title(s) of the piece(s), your name, and your contact information – email, phone number, and online presence (website, Soundcloud, etc) if available. We'd also love to follow you on Twitter and Facebook, so feel free to include links.

The compositions will be reviewed in a blind selection process by members of Vent Nouveau with administrative help from Elisabeth Blair of Compass New Music. Selected composers will be notified by email by Wednesday February 28th, 2018. Selected composers must be prepared to supply parts and other performance materials for their selected compositions by Wednesday March 7th, 2018.

If you have questions, please email Elisabeth at compassnewmusic@gmail.com.

ABOUT US

VENT NOUVEAU is dedicated to bringing attention to the wide variety of underperformed repertoire for winds and brass. It is the first group of its kind in the NYC area.
Learn more at www.ventnouveauny.com

COMPASS NEW MUSIC partners with ensembles to help showcase new music by composers who, due to their gender identities, experience disenfranchisement under the patriarchy.

Find Compass on Facebook and Twitter: @CompassNewMusic
Web Site:listeningtoladies.com/compass/

 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: “The Beauty of the Line”
Summary:Musical and Visual Arts Collaboration
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: Opens: December 1, 2017
Deadline: January 31, 2018

The Boston New Music Initiative announces a call for proposals of new works to be written in collaboration with visual artists. The theme of BNMI's Tenth Season, which runs from 2018-2019, will be “The Beauty of the Line” and will aim to illuminate the relationship between visual art and music. Chosen proposals will be presented at a gallery show/performance to take place in Spring of 2019. Proposals must be for a new collaborative work created by a composer and visual artist team. Proposals from an existing composer/visual arts teams are encouraged, but composers do not need to have a visual artist already attached to their proposal to apply. Submitted musical proposals without an attached artist will be offered to a group of visual artists already committed to participating in this project. Visual artists who do not have a composer to work with, but are interested in participating in this project should contact BNMI directly.

Incorporated in 2010, BNMI aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming. The call is open for acoustic, electro-acoustic, and multimedia works. The competition is open to all composers with no restrictions.

We strongly encourage all composers to download and review the BNMI Submission Guide ahead of submitting to this competition.

Proposal

The proposal should be no more than 1000 words, and should include the following information:
1. Instrumentation.Works should include at least one member of BNMI’s core ensemble, which consists of Flute (doubling Piccolo, Alto Flute, or Bass Flute), Clarinet in B-flat (doubling Clarinet in A or Bass Clarinet in B-flat), Violin, Violoncello, Piano, and Percussion. Works may not use unusual or large percussion instruments (including, but not limited to, 5-octave Marimba, Tubular Bells, and Timpani). Completely or partially electronic works are acceptable.
2. Duration. Works can be of any duration, and the finished product may be a fixed-media installation or performance art.
3. Electronics. Works involving electronic elements must include information on the specific technical requirements for performance as far as they are known.
4. Description of Composer’s Style. Please briefly describe and give examples of your influences and interests, both musical and extra-musical as they apply to this project. Please also tell BNMI what you as a composer hope to gain or learn through this collaboration.
5. Description of Proposed Work.Please describe in as much detail as possible, the final product that would emerge from the proposed work.

Details

1. Number of Entries. There is no limit on the number of proposals a composer may submit; however, each proposal should be submitted as a separate entry.
2. Anonymity. All submissions must be anonymous. Scores, proposals, or other materials with names or other identifying marks will not be considered. Please remove all identifying marks from all materials (except the composer information page, see submission process below) before submitting. Please make sure no meta-data including names or identifying marks remain in submitted files. No pseudonyms or code numbers are necessary. If you have a supporting visual artist involved, please remove their names as well.
3. Membership. Composers wishing to submit scores must become members of BNMI; Associate Membership is free and Full Membership is $20 a year. Information on membership benefits can be found here.
4. File Formats. The only acceptable file formats are:
o For the proposal: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf
o For the score: .pdf
o For (optional) audio recordings: .mp3 or .m4a
o For (optional) video: .mov or .m4v
o All other materials: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf
5. Delivery of Music. Selected composers are required to provide electronic copies of the full score and parts eight (8) weeks before the final concert. If electronics or multimedia are involved, all files required for performance and rehearsal must be submitted within the same time frame.
6. Permission for Use. By submitting to this call, the composer gives permission to record audio and video of any and all concerts and events hosted by or associated with BNMI in which the submitted piece is included. BNMI shall possess ownership of recorded audio and video and maintains the right to publicly distribute audio and video for promotional purposes. BNMI shall not publicly distribute the recording of any performance for financial gain.
7. Questions? Please address any questions to info@bostonnewmusic.org. Note: Please do NOT send submission materials to this email address as the materials cannot be submitted using this method. When submitting inquiries, please be as generic as possible, and do not include the title of your piece in the query in order to preserve anonymity.

Submission Process
Composers are asked to use our submission portal to upload the following materials (each as separate documents). If this is your first time submitting, please review our submission guide prior to starting the submission process.

1. An anonymous file of the proposal (less than 1000 words).
2. One (1) anonymous score, in PDF format only, of a representative work from the composer.
3. A recording of the representative work (not required but encouraged)
4. An entry fee for each submission. The entry fee for this competition is $5 for Associate Members, and free for Full Members. Membership information can be found here.
5. An information sheet containing the following:
o Composer’s contact information (name, phone number, physical mailing address, email address, and website URL, if any)
o Visual Artist attached to the proposal’s contact info, including links to representative works for the artist (if applicable)
o Performing rights organization (ASCAP, BMI, etc.) associated with the work and/or composer, if any
o Composer’s year of birth (for program information only)
o Composer biography (maximum 300 words), to be used if the proposal is selected. BNMI reserves the right to truncate the composer biography if it exceeds the word limit.

Web Site:www.bostonnewmusic.org/page-18...

 NCEM Young Composers Award 2018
Summary:Early Music Composition Competition
Deadline: 16 February 2018
Date Posted: 27 December 2017
Details: The winning pieces of the 2017 NCEM Young Composers Award performed by The Tallis Scholars were broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show on 5 November and are available to listen to again here . Salve Regina by Dominic Wills (18 years and under) and Prayer from Afar by Frederick Viner (19 to 25 years) were premiered in a concert given by The Tallis Scholars at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

Launched on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show, the 2018 NCEM Young Composers Award is presented by the National Centre for Early Music in association with BBC Radio 3 and the award-winning virtuoso early music ensemble The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble.

There are two awards: one for composers aged 18 years and under; and one for composers aged 19 to 25 years. The winning works will be premiered in a performance by The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble at Turner Sims, Southampton on Tuesday 30 October 2018. This concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show.

Young composers resident in the UK are invited to compose a new piece to be performed by The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, scored for two cornetts and three sackbuts, with optional chamber organ. Imitating the sound of the human voice was a central aim of cornett and sackbut players, and composers are encouraged to treat the cornetts and sackbuts as 'wordless voices', closer in spirit to a vocal ensemble than to a modern brass ensemble. The central repertoire for cornetts and sackbuts is Venetian music of the 16th and 17th centuries, and composers are also encouraged to look to Venice for inspiration for their piece. See the Terms and Conditions for full details of the brief and how to apply.

Award schedule
Closing date for registration Friday 16 February, 11.59pm
Deadline for submission of scores Friday 16 March, 5.00pm
Successful shortlist informed Friday 13 April
Award Day at NCEM, York Thursday 10 May
Premiere of winning works, Southampton Tuesday 30 October 2018

Applicants must register their interest in the award by 11.59pm on Friday 16 February 2018 by emailing the National Centre for Early Music at education@ncem.co.uk and stating which age group they wish to enter. Completed scores must be received no later than 5.00pm on Friday 16 March 2018.

Those composers whose works are shortlisted will be invited to the National Centre for Early Music in York on Thursday 10 May 2018, when their compositions will be presented by The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble in a workshop led by composer Christopher Fox. At 7.30pm that day, The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble will perform each of the pieces in the presence of a panel of judges, after which two winners will be announced, one for each of the two age groups.

The Terms and Conditions and Application Forms, along with information on Composing for the Instruments and Links to Venetian writing and painting can be downloaded below.

Email education@ncem.co.uk if you would like to be added to the NCEM Young Composers Award mailing list.

For details and winners of the 2017 NCEM Young Composers Award, and to listen to the eight shortlisted pieces, click here . See Previous Winners of the NCEM Young Composers Award here

For further information see:
www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/earlymusicshow
www.ecse.co.uk
www.turnersims.co.uk
#youngcomposers
Web Site:www.ncem.co.uk/composersaward2...

 Luna Nova Music
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 23 November 2017
Details: 2018 Student Composition Contest
Sponsored by
Luna Nova Music
The Beethoven Club of Memphis

The Luna Nova 2018 Student Composition Contest is offered in conjunction with the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival (www.belvederefestival.org) to be held June 20-23, 2018 at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (www.gracestlukes.org) in Memphis, Tennessee. The festival is sponsored by Luna Nova Music (www.lunanova.org) and the Beethoven Club (www.beethovenclubmemphis.org)

ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open to music composition students of any nationality who are 18 years or older. Recent graduates are also eligible provided that they graduated on or after May 1, 2016. They must give the name and contact information of their current or most recent theory/composition professor.

Participants may submit one score and accompanying mp3. The work may be for violin, flute, clarinet, cello, guitar, and piano. Entries may be solos or works for any combination of these instruments. Works should not exceed 10 minutes in length.

ONLINE GUIDELINES
Contest Announcement and Guidelines: www.belvederefestival.org/2018contest.pdf

ONLINE ENTRY FORMS
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QZQFQ6V

DEADLINE

Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by March 1, 2018. (Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.) Winners will be posted at www.belvederefestival.org by April 1, 2018. Composers of winning entries must provide full score and parts by May 1, 2018.

JUDGING

A panel assembled by the Luna Nova Music board will judge scores. The panel will take logistical issues into consideration. Their decision will be final.

PRIZES

Up to three winners will be named. Winning compositions will be performed by members of the Luna Nova New-Music Ensemble (www.lunanova.org) at the 2017 Belvedere Festival in Memphis. Winners are expected to attend. They will receive a live recording of the performance. Room and board will be provided free for the winners. Winners are responsible for their own transportation to Memphis.

Former contest winners are not eligible to enter.

RECORDINGS

Recordings of the Luna Nova Ensemble are available at www.lunanova.org/audio.html

Questions may be sent to Patricia Gray, Luna Nova Music President at pgray@pgray.net or 901-493-0958.
Web Site:www.belvederefestival.org/cont...

 Vienna Summer Music Festival Composers Forum
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 15 March 2018
Date Posted: 09 November 2017
Details: The Vienna Summer Music Festival Composers Forum provides developing and emerging composers the chance to develop their compositional skills, and have their music premiered and recorded in Vienna.

Composition students will have the opportunity to bring their in progress compositions for chamber orchestra and mixed chamber ensembles, for further workshopping and development by the Composers Forum faculty. Composition students will take private composition lessons with Viennese composers, attend lectures on contemporary music and advanced theory topics, and will have the opportunity to have their original works coached, and ultimately performed in the culminating Vienna Summer Music Festival Contemporary Music Concert.
Composers will have their pieces performed by PHACE, a professional contemporary music ensemble residing in Vienna. Participants can write for any combination of instruments including: Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano.

Students who have works for other instrumentations including voice will be considered for performance and should contact us at info@viennasummermusic.com.

At the end of the festival, there will be the VSMF: Contemporary Music Concert where all Composer Forum participants will receive a performance of their works.
Web Site:www.viennasummermusic.com/comp...

 3rd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2018
Summary:Quintet competition
Deadline: 02 March 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: The Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a contemporary music group from Belfast devoted to the performance of modern and contemporary music.
Greg Caffrey (Artistic Director)
Sinead Hayes (conductor), Joanne Quigley (violin), David McCann (cello), Aisling Agnew (flutes),
Sarah Watts (clarinets), Daniel Browell (Piano)

Hard Rain News:

CALL FOR SCORES!

We're excited to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 3rd Peter Rosser Composition award!

The 1st Peter Rosser Composition Award, in 2016, was jointly established by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble and the Peter Rosser Foundation in memory of our esteemed colleague and friend. It is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, Cormac O’Kane of Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast as well as through generous donations made in Peter’s memory by friends and colleagues.

Submission to the award is open to composers born or domicile in N. Ireland and Republic of Ireland. The competition is open to composers regardless of age. However, the award is aimed at emerging composers. The organisers, therefore, welcome submissions from composers at the start of their careers.

1.1 All submitted compositions should not have been performed before, must not be published and should be written speci cally for the 3rd Peter Rosser Composition Award and the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble.
The following statement must appear in a preface page of the score:
“This score was written for submission in the 3rd Peter Rosser Composition Award 2017 and for the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble”.
1.2 Compositions must use all 5 of the following instruments: Violin, Cello, Flute (optional doubling picc & alto), Bb Clarinet (optional doubling bass clarinet) and piano. Scores that differ in any way from this instrumentation will not be admissible. The use of electronics or a tape element is not permitted.
1.3 The composition should be between 5 and 8 minutes duration and should state the exact duration in the preface page.
1.4 Only composers who can attend the workshop and performance in Belfast on Tueday 27th March 2018 will be eligible for the award. A travel bursary for composers traveling to the event from within NI and ROI will be made available through the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.
1.5 The decision of the jury in relation to the shortlisting of works and the bestowing of awards is final. No further correspondence will be entered into.
1.6 The jury reserves the right not to make awards where it feels a minimum required standard has not been met.
1.7 Only one piece may be submitted by a composer.
1.7 Previous winners of the Peter Rosser Composition Award are not eligible to enter the competition. Previous runners up are eligible.

Deadline for submission: 4pm Friday 2nd March 2018
Web Site:www.hardrainensemble.com

 Southeastern Composers' League
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Arnold Salop Memorial Competition for Undergraduate Students
Philip Slates Memorial Competition for Graduate Students

Arnold Salop and Philip Slates were SCL members from some time in the past. They must have been beloved members, great leaders or highly active composers to have a competition named for them.
CONTEST RULES

1) Submit one chamber music composition for 8 or fewer performers. It may be vocal, instrumental or electronic. Compositions may also combine acoustic and electroacoustic sounds. Works submitted must be original musical compositions which have received no previous award at the time of submission. Only one submission per student is allowed.

2) Composers who submit compositions must either (a) study with a person who is a member in good standing of SCL, or (b) become a student member of SCL. There are no other curricular or age restrictions.

3) A cash prize for First and Second place winners in each competition will be awarded. The judging panel reserves the right to grant no award.

4) Submissions must be received by noon eastern time, on 29 January 2018.

5) All submissions must be done electronically. Please submit one score in PDF format and one audio file, if available, in MP3 format.
a) Complete the online application.
b) Submit score in PDF format.
c) Submit audio in MP3 format (optional)
Web Site:www.southeasterncomposersleagu...

 2018 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
Summary:Chamber Call for Scores
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Details: Deadline: March 31, 2018

Earplay sponsors the annual Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition, open to composers of any nationality and any age. Earplay performs the prizewinning piece and presents a cash prize of $1,000 to the winning composer. The competition honors the late composer/conductor/Earplay board member Donald Aird, an ardent supporter of the creation and performance of new music. A list of past competition winners, finalists, and honorable mentions is here.

You can submit an Aird competition application electronically or by mail. Please send mail if you have questions or comments.

Eligibility:
• Applicants may be of any nationality.
• Applicants may be of any age.

Compositions:
Works are limited to 1 to 6 players (at most 1 of each, e.g., not 2 violins) from Earplay's ensemble:
• flute/piccolo/alto flute
• clarinet/bass clarinet
• piano
• violin
• viola
• cello
Works may include electronics.
Works may be of any duration (8-15 minutes preferred).
Works may have been previously performed.
Each composer may submit any number of pieces.

Award:
Cash prize: $1,000.
Performance by Earplay during our next season.
Earplay will announce the winner in fall 2018.
All entries will be considered for future performance.

Deadline:
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by March 31, 2018.

Application:
Earplay strongly encourages you to use online application, but if you prefer you can print an application form, fill it out, and mail it instead. You can use online application even if you intend to mail some parts of your application (composer bio, score, program note, recording, or payment). Sorry, mailed submission materials cannot be returned.

Checklist:
• Completed online application (preferred) or application form
• Brief composer biography
• Score (all composer identification removed)
• Brief program note
• Recording (not required but strongly recommended)
• Application fee US $26 per score (cash, check payable to Earplay, or PayPal payment)

Mailing address:
Earplay
2018 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition
560 29th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131-2239
USA

Further information: aird@earplay.org
Web Site:earplay.org/www/competition.ph...

 1ST KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Summary:Quintet Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS

1.

Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union announces 1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. Composers from every country, who will not be over the age of 35 at the moment of its closing, can take part in the Competition.

2.

The subject of the Competition is a composition for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello,
with a duration from 9 to 14 minutes. Flute and clarinet cannot be modified.

3.

One participant can submit no more than two compositions. A composition cannot be earlier performed, published in any form or awarded in any competition.

4.

3 copies of a score together with parts for performance as well as score in pdf format on
a compact disc, marked with an emblem and a title, with duration written, and a sealed envelope marked with the same emblem, containing an application form, a short bio note,
a note about the piece and a photo (in jpg format), should be sent to the address:

Związek Kompozytorów Polskich

Oddział w Krakowie

ul. Dunajewskiego 5

31-133 Kraków

With annotation: 1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition

for Young Composers

not later than on 31 January 2018 (the date of submitting the score decides).

5.

The Jury of the Competition: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia) and Wojciech Widłak, grants one Main Prize – 1000 USD. What is more,
the awarded composition will be performed in April 2018 on the concert during
30th International Festival of Krakow Composers.

The Jury may not award the Main Prize. Honorary awards may be granted. The decision of the jury is irrevocable and will be announced not later than on 15 February 2018.

6.

Participating in the Competition, a composer declares that the composition can be recorded for purposes of the Organisers of the concert, without any financial claims from his side.

Copies of the score and parts of compositions will be further the property of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union.

7.

Application for the Competition means that a composer agrees to these Regulations. Compositions not meeting the requirements of the Regulations will not be taken into account during the Competition.

8.

Organisers of the Competition have the right to change the date or to cancel the performance of the awarded composition from independent causes.

Any questions send to the Secretary of the Competition – Aleksandra Patalas, e-mail address: sekretarz@zkp.krakow.pl
Web Site:festiwal.zkp.krakow.pl/en/konk...

 Ret Frem Ensemble
Summary:Rolling Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: New contemporary music ensemble Ret Frem are calling for composers of all ages to submit scores for chamber ensemble. We will accept both new scores and pieces that have been performed before. Successful submissions will be added to our repertoire through rehearsal and performance.

THE CALL
We accept scores in two categories:

Category 1: Scores for quartet of flute, clarinet, violin and cello (with standard doublings). Category 2: Scores for any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano/electric keyboard (with standard doublings).

There is no fee for submission.
Scores can be in any style and of any duration.
Scores for solo instrument are just as valid as a quintet or anything in between, in

Category 2.
We will contact composers whose scores we wish to perform as and when our programme permits. The call is ongoing and there is no deadline: scores will be selected based on the curation of specific concert programmes.

Selected scores may be performed several times during our season.

Please fill in the attached Submission Form and send to:
admin@retfrem.com or Ret Frem Ensemble,Top Flat, 79 Brighton Road, London N16 8EQ << N.B. NEW ADDRESS

N.B. Not all our performance venues have pianos.
Web Site:www.retfrem.com

 THE MATAN GIVOL INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION 2018
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 01 April 2018
Date Posted: 30 August 2017
Details: Meitar Ensemble announces the 3nd Matan Givol International Composers Competition.

-Composers from all over the world are invited to present works for Meitar Ensemble.
-The competition is an open call for composers of all ages and nationalities.
-The promotion of New Chamber and Ensemble Music was Meitar Ensemble’s goal and ambition for many years. With this competition we take on yet another path to find those hidden jewels of New Music and bring them to the front stage .

I. PRIZE FOR THE WINNING COMPOSITION

2,000 euro and one public performances on June 30th 2018. The piece will be conducted by Ilan Volkov and recorded live.

II. CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY AND APPLICATION

There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.
-Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must use any combination of the following instrumentation, with a minimum of five performers:

flute (doubling on picc and alto flute), clarinet (doubling on bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion: vibraphone, 4 octave marimba, glockenspiel (any other requirements for percussion instruments should be discussed in advance).

-Usage of prepared pianos should be discussed with the ensemble.

-No usage of additional instruments (instruments which are not on the list, live electronics, etc.) is allowed.

-Scores submissions via email only. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet the conditions for entry.

-The works duration must be between 8 to 15 minutes.

-Pieces that have won awards in other competitions will not be accepted, never the less, pieces subjected to the competition are not obliged to be new compositions.
Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than April 1st 2018 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address: ceme.meitarensemble@gmail.com

A COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

-A full online Application Form (see at bottom of the page)

-Scores (in PDF form) to be under pseudonym (the committee will not receive the participants names) + Short description of the work

-An artistic and academic curriculum

A copy of the Entry Fee payment document

-The jury will consist of Meitar Ensemble members and the ensemble’s composer in residence, Mr. Philippe Leroux and the ensemble’s conductor in residence, Mr. Pierre-Andre Valade

-The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.

-The entry fees are non-refundable.

-The results of the Matan Givol International Composers Competition 2018 will be published on the web site www.meitar.net and the social networks no later than May 15th 2018.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE APPLICATIONS: APRIL 1ST 2018 (23:59 JERUSALEM TIME)
Web Site:www.meitar.net/composers-compe...

 Lake George Music Festival
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: 2018 Guidelines

• an original work of chamber music composed after January 1st, 2012.
• a complete work – no single movements of multi-movement works will be accepted.
• work must be in its original form – no arrangements; example: no piece originally intended for string orchestra submitted as a string quintet will be accepted.
• between 7 and 12 minutes in duration.
• scored for 3 to 8 players (not including a conductor, if applicable).
• written for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, english horn, b-flat clarinet, A clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, percussion.
• pieces scored for percussion must follow these additional guidelines.
• any combination of the above instruments is acceptable, however only two of the same instrument may be included; example: maximum of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 percussionists, piano four hands, etc; with exceptions being a maximum of one tuba, one bass trombone. Works scored for up to 4 violins are acceptable. Works for two or more pianos are not acceptable.
• instrument doublings must adhere to the instrumentation restrictions, example: no alto flute, no contrabassoon.
• works may be written for amplified instruments, prepared piano, and off stage instruments.
• works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).

HOW TO APPLY


The 2018 submission period will be from January 1st to January 31st. Please submit the following materials via ONE email with attachments to info@lakegeorgemusicfestival.com. The subject line of the email should read “LGMF Composition Competition” followed by your full name.

• An anonymous .pdf file of the composition score. The score should be labeled with the title of the work and printed date of composition only. Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .pdf file.
• An anonymous recording in mp3 format. Recordings must be complete (no excerpts) and must be labeled with the title of the work only and sent as an email attachment. Live instrumental recordings are strongly preferred over MIDI renditions. If submitting MIDI please take the time to create an audio file which sounds as realistic as is possible. Composers submitting a piece for electronics/amplified instruments must submit a live performance or studio recording (not MIDI). Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .mp3 file. Please edit out any tuning/clapping.
• A PayPal receipt proving the application fee has been paid. Please pay application fee at the same time when submitting materials.

In the body of the email, please include the following information: composer name, date of birth, college or university affiliation, composer phone number,

All steps outlined above must be completed and submitted in their entirety by the deadline. No exceptions can be made whatsoever. If you wait until January 31st, we cannot guarantee any issues that arise during staff review, including missing or incorrect documents, will be resolved by the application deadline. Consequently, LGMF urges you to submit immediately.

APPLICATION FEE
$10 – Payment will be accepted via credit/debit card through PayPal by clicking the button below. PayPal accounts are not required. Application fee is not refundable, please review guidelines carefully.
Any questions regarding the competition should be directed to competition administrator Alexander Lombard at info@lakegeorgemusicfestival.com


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 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes
Web Site:www.esmuc.cat/eng/Departments/...

 North/South Consonance
Summary:call for scores (various combinations)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 April 2011
Details: - All composers are eligible for consideration
- Solo, chamber ensemble and chamber works up to 18 performers will be considered
- Vocalists, percussion and/or electronics are acceptable
- One work will be selected for recording on the North/South label
- $25 non-refundable fee per composition submitted required
(Checks must be negotiable through a US bank)

Complete submission guidelines posted at

http://www.northsouthmusic.org

Mail submissions to

NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE, INC.
P.O. Box 698 - Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025 – 0698
USA
Web Site:www.northsouthmusic.org